Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

Bluestem Book of the Week!

2018 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Bluestem Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Bluestem Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

The Wild Robot
By: Peter Brown
Lexile Level: 740L
Length: 4 hrs

Peter Brown’s first novel The Wild Robot is a new and interesting spin on the popular island castaway theme. After a disaster at sea, Roz is the only robot left intact and marooned on a harsh and uninhabited island. Though uninhabited by people, the island is rife with wild life, and Roz begins to assimilate and process the various communication styles and habits of the island creatures. Initially cautious of Roz, the animals eventually form a tight bond with her, and come to her defense when a search party arrives to reclaim and reprogram her.

Reviewed by: Roger


Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees


Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 11th, 2017 @ 3:10 PM.
Updated on Nov 27th, 2017 @ 1:08 PM.